You Said It, June 26, 2016

To the lady in the gray GMC Yukon who left her small white dog locked in a hot car in the parking lot by Kohl’s on June 17 in the afternoon while you went shoe shopping: Shame on you! That dog loved and trusted you, and you returned that love with animal abuse and neglect. Your dog could have died an agonizing death. When you came out of the shoe shop with your new shoes, you said it had only been a few minutes. It was over 20 minutes, because that’s how long I waited for the police to arrive before you came out of the shoe store. You missed getting a ticket — lucky you — but your dog wasn’t able to escape suffering in a hot car. Those must have been very special shoes.

It is unfortunate that the Centennial Band cannot afford permits so they can perform free concerts in the park for the community. I would like to know if the city and its citizens consider it fair that the vagrant population can permanently occupy public parks totally free of cost and free of permission. Perhaps a simple solution would be to have the band members dress as vagrants. Something to think about.


As Meghan Trainor might sing, “My name is NO, my number is NO, roundabout in the Redlands NO, you got to let it go, you got to let it go!”


Quite a few roads in the Grand Junction area have been resurfaced lately. Many of them did not seem to need any repairs. There are several very busy streets that are in very bad shape and desperately need resurfaced. Two of the most traveled streets in Grand Junction, First Street and Seventh Street, have needed repairs for years.


Come on, all you Fruitians: March Fourth is a high energy “dance” band. Yes, you got there early and set up your seating, but you kind of missed the point and diminished the fun for all the others.


With huge wildfires burning off to our west, it’s really scary to have a brush fire burning only half a mile away during Wednesday’s red flag warning. Thanks to the Sentinel for this report. Please follow up on whether the fire setter will reimburse taxpayers for the cost of firefighters’ work.

Great job to everyone who is part of the work on the new Horizon Drive roundabout. The construction crews have done a great job keeping traffic moving during construction and these roundabouts make a significant improvement for traffic flow and aesthetics. We need to keep doing improvement projects like this to make our community a place where people want to live and visit. Thanks to all.


A big thank you to the person or persons who have put flowers at Memorial Gardens for my parents (Marge and Clint) and even at Christmas a few times. I appreciate this very much and would like to thank you in person.


What has happened to Mesa County’s roadside weed mowing efforts? The fire risk from the now dried foxtail and cheatgrass is a big concern as well as the spread of seeds to adjacent properties. If we can’t maintain the roads we have, there should be a moratorium on new roads.


On Sunday a couple weeks ago we three ladies went to lunch after church, as one was treating. We prayed, laughed and shared a lovely meal. Awaiting the bill the sweet girl serving us came to us and said our bill had been paid. Thank you for the sweet gesture. It will be paid forward.


My sincerest apologies to the man in the white pickup truck from the lady in the burgundy Pathfinder that cut him off. I thought I was on Seventh Street. I was on Fifth Street. I had just gotten word that my husband was in the hospital with a coma.


As I was checking out my groceries at Safeway, I realized I had no billfold. The gracious lady behind me paid the $38. I was overwhelmed with gratitude.


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